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Wash. agency aims for 25% ridership increase

Bus| January 10, 2013
Community Transit’s draft six-year Transit Development Plan for 2013-18 calls for the increase by 2017, while adding no significant new service growth.

Ky. lawmaker proposes public transportation safety bill

Bus| January 10, 2013
The problem was highlighted this past July, when two men boarded a Transit Authority of River City bus in broad daylight and shot and killed a 17-year-old.
Motorcoach| January 10, 2013

Md. tour co. ends wedding rides after gay marriage law

Discover Annapolis Tours owner is turning down $50,000 in annual revenue instead of compromising his Christian convictions now that same-sex marriages are legal in Maryland.
Rail| January 10, 2013

San Diego transit launches trolley service

The new low-floor trolley service on the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System's Orange Line completes a $17 million renovation of Orange Line Stations. The agency’s Trolley Renewal project also included $271 million to purchase 65 new low-floor vehicles from Siemens.
Motorcoach| January 10, 2013

ABA names ‘Green Operators’

Anderson Coach and Travel of Greenville, Pa., and Northeast Charter and Tour Co. of Lewiston, Maine, were honored at the American Bus Association’s annual Marketplace, which took place from Jan. 5 to 9 in Charlotte, N.C., as the recipients of ABA’s “Green Operator Award.”
Bus| January 9, 2013

Thor purchases Federal Coach assets

Company produces a full line of shuttle, executive and limousine buses ranging in capacity from 12 to 44 passengers, with annual sales of approximately $25 million.
Rail| January 9, 2013

China opens world’s longest HSR line

At 1,428 miles, the line more than halves the time needed to travel from the country's capital in the north to Guangzhou, an economic hub in southern China.
Motorcoach| January 9, 2013

FMCSA orders Canadian operator to cease U.S. operations

As part of the investigation into the Dec. 30, 2012, crash of a Mi Joo Tour & Travel bus in Oregon, FMCSA investigators conducted an investigation regarding the company’s compliance with all U.S.-mandated safety regulations, including record keeping of its drivers’ hours of driving time, rest breaks and off-duty periods.
Accessibility| January 9, 2013

FTA changes New Starts/Small Starts approach

The program, one of the largest competitive grant programs in the U.S. government, funds roughly one-half the cost of new and extended light rail, commuter rail, bus rapid transit and ferry systems built in the U.S.
Bus| January 9, 2013

DOE: Fuel-cell bus fuel economy up to 2 times more than alternative fuels

The 12-month status report includes data collected from 18 fuel-cell electric buses at three transit agencies; Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, Connecticut Transit and SunLine Transit Agency.

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